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I am currently serving my fifth term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifteenth Essex District, which after redistricting now encompasses two thirds of the City of Methuen and parts of the City of Haverhill. Irrespective of my District’s boundaries, I consider it my privilege to represent all within the communities that I represent. It has also been my trademark to reach out to and work closely with all elected officials in the communities which I represent. The Fifteenth Essex District is a tight and cohesive district as the citizens of Haverhill and Methuen have so much in common in terms of needs, concerns, and aspirations for their communities. Please go to the link on this website to find more specifics regarding the Fifteenth Essex District.
Serving as your State Representative is my one and only professional responsibility – I bring to this endeavor all of the energy, enthusiasm and commitment I possess. I have been in public service all of my professional life in various capacities, and this responsibility “to get the people’s business done” as your Representative is the greatest privilege I have had in my career.
I have a clear and strong record as an independent thinker and pride myself on providing a voice for all those in our region at the State Level. I frequently cross the aisle to support policies that are in the best interests of my District and our Commonwealth. The complex issues we face in State Government today require consideration and adoption of the best ideas from all political perspectives.
My focus at this time is to promote policies and legislation that will:
- Continue reforms that reduce the debt of State Government and abuse of tax-payer funded benefits;
- Fully integrate our Massachusetts Veterans back into civil society;
- Target substance abuse and promote public safety; and
- Strengthen our Public Colleges and Universities.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I welcome your views and concerns regarding issues that are important to you. They provide me with a perspective I cannot get otherwise, and balance the positions expressed by many special interests.